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What are common counterfeit penalties?

If you have been accused of a counterfeiting crime in Minnesota, you know that the penalties can range anywhere from minor to severe. Many things can be forged, including coins, military discharge papers, bonds and postage. The Cornell University Legal Information Institute outlines the penalties that accompany many different types of forgery.

What can be considered mail fraud?

If you're like many Minnesota residents, you may have read or heard stories in which defendants have been accused of mail fraud. However, do you really know exactly what that means? Just what things might result in you or someone you know being accused of this type of crime?

Identify theft charges leads to sentence

Minnesota residents who have been accused of white collar crimes know that the penalties they may face if convicted can be severe. There are many different types of offenses that are classified as white collar crimes and each may have its own set of penalties. These may also vary based upon individual case circumstances or even the inclusion of plea bargains.

Mail fraud and other charges made against postal worker

Many Minnesota residents are aware that tampering with U.S. mail may result in criminal charges. But, understanding exactly what actions may constitute mail fraud can sometimes be difficult. It is opening someone else's mail without their knowledge or approval? It is hiding someone's mail? Could it be something else? Other things people may want to know could involve who might eventually be accused of mail fraud.

What is a forensic accountant?

Minnesota residents who have been accused of serious white collar crimes may face a very serious set of potential consequences if they are ultimately convicted. Often these cases involve jail or prison time, large sums of money and more. The involvement of the right experts along the way can make a big difference in the outcome of a case. A forensic accountant may well be one of these experts that you may find useful if you are in this type of situation

51 counts levied against 20 defendants in federal drug case

Minnesota residents who are arrested and charged with drug-related crimes know that the potential penalties they face if convicted can be severe. When those charges are for federal crimes, the concerns may well be even greater. However, it is always important to remember that an accusation is not a conviction and the defense process is important and valid. 

Mailbox destruction and other federal crimes

If you are accused of committing a federal offense, from mailbox destruction to any other type of federal crime, the penalties could change your life forever. Not only could you spend a considerable amount of time in prison, but you may face costly fines and have a very different life afterward due to having a felony on your record. At Joseph S. Friedberg Chartered, we know all too well how damaging federal crimes can be for people in Minneapolis, and other parts of Minnesota.

When you are asked to choose between life and death

People often complain about jury duty. It interferes with their routine. They have to take time off work. In Minnesota, they are only paid $10 a day, which if you have to park near the Hennepin County Government Center in Minneapolis, won't even cover your cost of parking.

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